Nine things you might not know about older people in the UK
1 October 2015
There are around 600 million people over the age of 60 across the globe; a figure which is expected to double by 2025, according to the United Nations.
The organisation has designated October 1 as International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). UK Older People's Day is also held on October 1 each year, to celebrate the contributions of older people to society.
To mark IDOP 2015, here are nine facts you may not know about older people.
1. There were more than half a million people aged 90 and over living in the UK in 2014, almost triple the number thirty years ago.